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Fire proof children's dressing up clothes

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Guest Becca


I would like to start a business making children's dressing up clothes - but want them to meet fire safety standards.

How do I about achieving this?

I have found lots of online businesses selling fire retardant sprays - but they are all designed for upholstery/curtains etc. And therefore meet different regulations.

Can you advise me please?
What do I need to do to make the clothes fire retardant to meet standards (aiming for the standards governing children's nightclothes)?
How do I do it?

I'd be very grateful for any help you can give me.

Thank you

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I think at first you need to study the legislation The nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985 and the guide to the regulations will assist. You can also search for “guide to the nightwear safety regulations” and you may find your local trading standards guide which will explain how the European legislation has made small amendments to the above.

Also I found a consultancy at http://www.boltonconsultancy.co.uk/index_files/page110.htm on the subject which may help.

It was difficult to find companies that will treat fabric under BS 5722 1991 but I did find one, http://specialisttextileprocessing.com/

Please note that in November 2008, a new European Standard for nightwear came into effect - BS EN 14878:2007 - the requirements of which can be used for enforcement purposes under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

BS EN 14878:2007 contains a flammability requirement for pyjamas, while under the Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985 the flammability requirement is optional. In other words, pyjamas that are not treated for flammability may pass the requirements of the Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985 but fail under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

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